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News, articles and information about small businesses, starting and owning and operating a small business, employment law, employment taxes, minimum wage. (Photo iTOWNS)
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  • Mercantile Capital co-founder steps down to pursue new business

    Mercantile Capital co-founder steps down to pursue new business
    Small-business lending executive Christopher Hurn said Monday he is preparing to announce a new business venture after stepping down as chief executive officer of Orlando-based Mercantile Capital Corp., the company he co-founded a dozen years ago, Hurn,...
  • Florida firms helped versus foreign rivals: Front Burner

    Florida is a global hub for trade. It took decades of innovative efforts, resourcefulness and entrepreneurship from the private sector, strategic investments from the public sector and capitalizing on opportunities like free-trade agreements and the...
  • Hopkins workers shouldn't have to wait for $15 an hour [Letter]

    Hopkins workers shouldn't have to wait for $15 an hour [Letter]
    I don't live in Baltimore, but I have been following the workers' struggle at Hopkins closely. A $15 per hour minimum wage is a no brainer in today's world ("A win-win for Hopkins," July 8). People often use the "small business" red herring to really...
  • Des Plaines debates electrical aggregation referendum

    Des Plaines debates electrical aggregation referendum
    The Des Plaines City Council debated recently whether residents and small-business owners would be interested in allowing city officials to negotiate a potentially lower monthly electric bill on their behalf. Illinois law allows municipalities and...
  • Hampton PTA holds emotional town hall on controversial raises

    Hampton PTA holds emotional town hall on controversial raises
    HAMPTON — Teachers, parents and elected officials gathered for an emotional and at times boisterous meeting to discuss controversial pay raises received by school administrators. The forum, held at City Hall and hosted by the Hampton PTA,...
  • Small-business profile: Pure Health Center

    Small-business profile: Pure Health Center
    Cynthia Dodick, 56 of Wilmette, is a certified live food chef and instructor with a master's degree in plant-based nutrition. Over the course of 30 years in the health care field, she has expanded her skills to incorporate alternative and natural...
  • Coming to Orlando: HQ for National Business Incubation Association

    Coming to Orlando: HQ for National Business Incubation Association
    The National Business Incubation Association is moving its headquarters and global training center to the UCF Research Park. The Florida High Tech Corridor Council provided an incentive package to the NBIA for the move, with $100,000 per year for five...
  • YouTube goes after small-business ads with Directr acquisition

    YouTube goes after small-business ads with Directr acquisition
    YouTube wants more small businesses to purchase advertising on its website, and that's why this week it acquired Directr, a Boston start-up.  Directr's technology makes it simple for businesses to create videos, which can be used as YouTube...
  • Congress needs to fight 'patent trolls'

    The American patent system is the lifeblood of our nation’s economy. It encourages innovation, spurs job creation and promotes economic growth both here in Illinois and across the country. But “patent trolls” are burdening the...
  • Scam of the day: Court halts alleged business directory fraud by Your Yellow Book

    If you run a small business or manage an office, be careful about "confirming" information requests you receive by mail, fax or phone. If you do, you may pay for it. The Federal Trade Commission alleges Your Yellow Book of Oklahoma City, and three...
  • Group picked by Quinn administration made no loans, but kept $150,000

    Group picked by Quinn administration made no loans, but kept $150,000
    As Gov. Pat Quinn's aides sought to pump up an anti-violence program ahead of his November 2010 election bid, they decided to add to the pot $3.76 million in federal disaster recovery funds from Hurricane Ike to make loans to small businesses. In the...